Matrix — today, here and now

This sign, which at first glance is a serious delusion conspiracy theorist who had mastered the basics of computer graphics and wants to bamboozle the public evidence of the plot — the logo of the Information Awareness Office, "Information Awareness Office (IAO)", which was founded in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects Direction the development of information technologies for the monitoring and tracking of potential terrorists and other asymmetric threats to U.S. national security by advancing "Vseinformirovannosti", Total Information Awareness (TIA).

Some of the projects of the Information Awareness Office included:

(HumanID) human identification at a distance.

Develop a system of identification of a person, within a radius of 150 meters (500 feet), using visual aids. Automatic recognition of human face. On gait, using a wide field of radar detection. In the dark, using infrared light.

Automated data collection and production of evidence, Evidence Extraction and Link Discovery (EELD).

The development of technology and tools for the automatic discovery, retrieval and logical linking of evidence contained in a large array of data from the secret and unclassified sources (eg, telephone calls, records from the database NSA, SMS messaging, Internet history, bank records, financial statements, purchase history on credit cards, etc.). Computer files, from birth to death of citizens. Etc.

Genisys — pooling disparate array of information sources and databases in a single network.

Scalable Social Network Analysis (SSNA). Total monitoring social networks.

Prediction of future markets, Futures Markets Applied to Prediction (FutureMAP). The aim was to study the possible influence on market mechanisms to predict political instability, threats to national security, and other major events in the near future.

Mezhyazykovoe detection, extraction and summarizing information. Translingual Information Detection, Extraction and Summarization (TIDES). Advanced technology of the information in other languages, its interpretation for the given purpose.

And a lot of other projects, which include the worst nightmares of Orwell, which frightened Americans for decades to indicate reason for Stalinism and totalitarianism.

It was even too much for a democratic country like the United States and even some senators were outraged by such a brazen violation of the freedom, and at the beginning, after the reports on this subject have been published, did not believe — considered a fake running conspiracy. Following public criticism that the development and deployment of these technologies can lead the country into totalitarianism, not to mention the "invasion of privacy", prohibited by law, IAO was officially suspended by Congress in 2003. Hooray, democracy won. Nevertheless, a number of IAO projects continued to be funded, and is being developed under other names names.

All the activities of IAO faded and very rarely something in her eye discerned the layman.

There is such a small town in Utah — Bluffdale. This is the heart of the country Mormons who came here 160 years ago, that no one bothered to take a look golden tables and berated for polygamy. The community includes nine thousand members, is they have a chapel, a school, a playground, and an archive.

Matrix - today, here and now

And there's a big building next door. This temple is not the Bible, there will not let the prophets and the faithful — this house will be full of servers, computer experts, intelligence and armed guards. And instead of listening to the words falling from the sky, these followers will secretly collect, store and analyze the vast amount of words in different languages and digital images obtained through the global telecommunications network. In general, the brothers love and Big Brother became neighbors.

Project until recently kept a great secret — it is the last part of the complex puzzle that is persistently collected over the last decade. His goal: interception, decoding, analysis and storage of the vast world of data from satellites, through postal underground and underwater cables international, foreign and internal networks.

Strong fortifications, the giant center to be launched in September 2013. Passing through the servers and routers, infa will be stored in almost bottomless databases derived from all types of communications, including the full content of private e-mails, calls, mobile phones, Google-searching, tracking visited web pages and movements of your fingers on the keyboard, and and all kinds of personal data: routes, location of GPS, receipt of services, checks, stores, buying books and other digital "junk" from your mobile phone, tablet and computer.

But you say, Watergate. How naive people were 30 years ago.

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